GWH 1/48 Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star Target Tug, Imperial Iranian Airforce
After P-47, F-84, F-86 and F-4, this is my father´s newest addition to our IIAF collection.
He used the GWH kit, which is mostly very nice, together with the freshly released decal sheet from Hi-Decal.
Painted with Gunze Orange with a touch of red and AK Real Color Aluminium. Seatbelts are from Eduard. Added a pylon for the TT system from an abandoned Hobby Boss F-80 project. Sadly there is no aftermarket stuff for the Ford/Powell LD-4R TT, should there ever be one we will most probably retrofit the model with it.
Between 1956 and 1965 the IIAF received a bunch of T-33 and RT-33. In the early 60ies, four T-33 and two RT-33 were converted to TT in Italy. When the IIAF introduced the F-5 with their supersonic aerial darts, the TT equipment was removed again from the (R)T-33s. Several IIAF T-33 were inherited by the IRIAF in 1979. One of them was recently displayed as a "drone"..
10 additional images. Click to enlarge.